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Old 10-15-2009, 07:06 PM
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So, another day of working in the mud.

I went and rented an electric jack-hammer to break out the rest of the concrete steps in the front of the house. Took a little over three hours and I'm guessing there was about 3000 pounds of concrete.

Here is the Jack Hammer I used.

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It wasn't as bad as everyone makes a jack-hammer out to be. Yes, it is hard on the arms, but as long as you let the machine do the work, it wasn't too bad. I think the hardest part is moving it around as it weighs a lot.

I just about out of things to do until it dries out. Next step is to remove the broken concrete from the steps and to get a dry day to compact my sub-base.
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